The problem is their computer models basically prove whatever they set out to have proven. More than that, there's so much money at stake it's hard to believe no-one is biased - in either direction.
The reality is that as an individual there's very little one can do. The biggest polluters are in China and the developing countries. Plus perhaps the American meat industry. I stopped eating meat ages ago (for health reasons). Now what?
Yes, it was a myth. I also remember reading about it in the paper all the time - just like these global warming stories. The trouble with the media is that they love to print bad news. Whether it is true or not, that part doesn't matter.
But the thing about sub prime housing that no-one seems to want to talk about is this is completely due to another badly thought out Democrat policy. Barney Frank is the root of this evil, not Wall Street.
As someone who has also had both, the Sony product is much more finished. My Kobo was missing all kinds of features that would be nice to have in an ebook reader. Such as turning to a specific page, or using the build in dictionary with any document, not just those purchased from Kobo. The kept promising features like these in "the next release", but honestly I hate it when I buy something unfinished and have to beg the company to do what they said they would up front.
Also, my battery was always going dead after a few days - much, much sooner than the Sony.
Lastly, my Sony reader is compatible with many more formats than the Kobo, and my Kobo library transfered over seamlessly.
Banks and finance companies create liquidity and marketplaces. Perhaps you don't understand the products they offer, but they definitely do exist. Without them things like home and car ownership would be all but out of reach save for the wealthiest Americans who can afford to pay in cash. And the fresh food in your refrigerator is made possible by lending money to farmers against their future crop yields. In short the America we all know and love would be drastically different if banks vanished.
Get yourself a copy of Microsoft's OneNote. It is exactly what you want - easy to use, allows for searching within documents, and allows for mixed media storage - voice, documents, screen shots, handwriting, all mix freely. It has basic OCR and voice recognition skills that help it search through non-typed material, though sometimes it's a bit hit or miss here.
And yet, somehow, we've gotten past all that and can all look back and have a good laugh.
Ten seconds of Google and I found this (http://blog.crackpassword.com/tag/iphone). They feel the weakness is in the iphone backup, where they can use a PC to do a brute force attack to break the encryption.
I think more googling would probably provide even more results.
I have a touch and I've never noticed this behavior. The only time I've seen it slow down is when you are installing / updating.
I disagree. The college diploma only gets you a foot in the door. Its a certification, and therefore an easy way for employers to screen people, especially when they have no other experience to speak of. Obviously good students don't always translate into good employees, but its an easier method than "gut feel".
I've had a number of Masters and PhD folks work for me, and truthfully some were better than others. The degree doesn't predict anything.